Detroit mayor, police chief announce 100th Project Green Light location (from WDIV 4 Detroit – watch their report here)
DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig announced Thursday the 100th Project Green Light location in the city.
The Seaway Market Place on West Chicago is the latest business (see full list below) to partner with the city and police department. The program monitors locations such as gas stations in real time to help fight crime. It was started in January 2016 with just eight gas stations in Detroit participating. The stations installed real-time camera connections with the Detroit police headquarters.
Duggan’s office said the program has helped reduce violent crime at or near participating businesses. From the mayor’s office:
“Since it was launched, Project Green Light has helped to bring about sustained reductions in violent crime at or near participating businesses. A recent analysis of reported crimes shows that the original 8 Green Light gas stations continue to see a nearly 40% reduction in violent crime. Newer Green Light businesses have experienced a roughly 20% average reduction in violent crime compared to the same time period the year before. Since Project Green Light has been up and running, the city has experienced a 40% reduction in carjackings, as well.” (Read the full story from WDIV 4 Detroit)